No solar images were taken today, May 17, 2018, due to unfavorable sky condition (mostly cloudy to overcast) at the proposed time of observation.
No active sunspot regions currently exist on the Sun’s visible disk with no significant flaring activity recorded as solar activity remains at very low levels over the past 24 hours. The latest sunspot number (based on visual count and Wolf number calculation) is 0. Few eruptive hedgerow and mound prominences, as well as plages from former AR2709 and a recent one that showed up from the eastern limb, were distinctively captured in H-alpha imagery.
Space weather agencies* forecast solar activity to remain at very low levels with chances of weak X-ray fluxes or flares ranging up to B-class intensity. Close monitoring is being conducted by numerous space weather agencies for any significant development.
*Technical reports courtesy of Solar Influence Data Center (SIDC), NOAA-Space Weather Prediction Center (NOAA-SWPC)
*FALSE-COLOR VISIBLE AND H-ALPHA IMAGERY COURTESY OF SOLARHAM.COM AND DAYSTAR FILTERS RESPECTIVELY